Wide Wide World appeared around the time when Louisa May Alcott began to write Moods, one of her personal favourite novels which (once again) described her love for philosopher Henry Thoreau.
Lying to make money is one thing, but lie about your favorite character by erasing their arc is a whole new game.
Jo, I have nothing to give you but my heart that is so full and these empty hands...
Here is nearly 20 minutes of Jo and Friedrich bliss for your enjoyment
WOHOO! My new video essay is here!! it´s all about Love and Sex in Little Women and 19th-century courtship. Louisa May Alcott and her relationship with real-life Friedrich and the real-life Laurie. An early Christmas gift to everyone who has been asking for more long-form content.
Little Women Podcast is HERE and going deep into Jo´s and Friedrich´s relationship in Little Women and HOW that correlated with Louisa May Alcott´s romantic affairs. This is the first part of the Friedrich series Emily and I are doing together. We hope you guys enjoy it. Thank you for your support Click video below to learn more!!!
The song is Small Umbrella in The Rain (sometimes known as the Jo´s and Friedrich´s song among fans) from Little Women Musical. Performed by John Hickok (Friedrich) and Sutton Foster (Jo).
Requested gift for Diane who has helped me immensely in my LMA research with all the sources she has provided.
Clips are from 1933, 1949, 1994, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Little Women adaptations.
I wanted to do this for ages and I finally did it! Jo and Fritz dancing and the song is called "Tanz mit mir" (dance with me) from my favorite German band Faun. Clips from 2019 Little Women.
There was a real-life Friedrich Bhaer. In fact, you can find him from all Louisa May Alcott´s writings. Read my full- research cultural and historical evolution of Fritz Bhaer.
Little Women 2018 Ian Bohen as Prof Bhaer.
I read that, and I think to myself, She has a sorrow, she is lonely, she would find comfort in true love. I haf a heart full, full for her. Shall I not go and say, 'If this is not too poor a thing to gif for what I shall hope to receive, take it in Gott's name?'"
"And so you came to find that it was not too poor, but the one precious thing I needed," whispered Jo.
"I had no courage to think that at first, heavenly kind as was your welcome to me. But soon I began to hope, and then I said, 'I will haf her if I die for it,' and so I will!" cried Mr. Bhaer, with a defiant nod, as if the walls of mist closing round them were barriers which he was to surmount or valiantly knock down.
Jo thought that was splendid, and resolved to be worthy of her knight, though he did not come prancing on a charger in gorgeous array.
"What made you stay away so long?" she asked presently, finding it so pleasant to ask confidential questions and get delightful answers that she could not keep silent.
"It was not easy, but I could not find the heart to take you from that so happy home until I could haf a prospect of one to gif you, after much time, perhaps, and hard work. How could I ask you to gif up so much for a poor old fellow, who has no fortune but a little learning?"
Fritz Bhaer, Little Women, 1869, Louisa May Alcott
“When did you begin” asked Rose, smiling in spite of herself at his unflattering honesty.
How can I tell? perhaps it began there, though, for that talk set us writing, and the letters showed me what a beautiful soul you had. I loved that first - it was so quick to recognize good things, to use them when they came, and give thou again as unconsciously as a flower does it´s breath. I longed for you to come home, and wanted you to find me altered for the better in some way as I had found you. And when you came it was very easy to see why I needed you - to love you entirely and tell you so. That is all Rose.
- Mac Campbell, Rose in Bloom, 1879, Louisa May Alcott
Like one of my favorite Jo x Fritz fan fic writers wrote
"What's transcendentalism without some discreet outdoor tumbles?"
I started this painting already in October but life got busy so I just now got to finish it. Have you all read my big Bhaery essay? if you haven´t what are you waiting for!
It is no secret I love these two. I love most film Jo´s and Friedrich´s but I really wanted to keep the original book looks.
Prints and Pretty things available here https://www.redbubble.com/shop/p/45699206.LVTDI
Jo´s outfit was partially inspired by the more masculine look in the 2019 Little Women, which I actually quite liked but also some of Anne Shirley´s teacher clothes in Anne Green Gables series from the 80´s. I took some creative liberties.
This takes places sometimes between Good Wives and Little Men. Jo is not a teacher but she runs the school with Fritz by her side.
Light effects were made with masking fluid. Painted with watercolors.
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer, watercolorist and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
Love fandoms AOGG and Little Women (prefers books over the films). Louisa May Alcott researcher.
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